Ryan McKinley

Ryan McKinley
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Author, podcaster, costumer and maker, Ryan has been enjoying Disney, Marvel and Star Wars since his first years of life and is thrilled to be able to pass that passion along to a new audience on LaughingPlace. Check out his award winning novels "The Pirate Bride" & "The Lost Crew" in bookstore nationwide.

Book Review: The Triumphant Return of “Thrawn”

In 2012, Disney bought LucasFilm. When I heard, I was as giddy as a school boy with a new lunch box. I knew that...

Star Wars The Last Jedi Trailer Breakdown –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB4I68XVPzQ Video clips are a major part of Star Wars Celebration panels. When I attended C3 in 2005, crowds were dying for a look at...

The Continuing Travails of Thor—Thor: Ragnarok Trailer Review

Thor had a bad feeling about this. Avengers 2: The Age of Ultron put some bad mojo into the minds and hearts of our favorite...

Book Review — Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End

In the years that followed 1983’s Return of the Jedi, Star Wars fans had few options for their fix. Television shows about Ewoks didn’t really...

Telltale Games Talk “Guardians of the Galaxy” During PAX East Panel

Last Friday evening at the PAX East convention, con goers packed to Albatross Hall to catch a glimpse and several details about the upcoming...
Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Trailer Analysis

Before tonight’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 preview, we’d seen some fun “coming-soon” glimpses of the upcoming sequel to the 2015 breakaway success—funny...

Avengers: Infinity War Featurette Analysis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAOzrChqmd0 When I was growing up, DC had sole control of box-office, comic book films. Starting with Superman in 1978 through 1989’s Batman (we’ll ignore...

Comic Review — “Star Wars: Darth Maul #1”

For a prequel, The Phantom Menace did little to suss out the origin or back story of the most electric of new characters introduced...

Book Review: “Iron Man: The Gauntlet”

One of the literary joys for me in the past few decades has been finding a new Star Wars story in the form of...

Lego Review: Star Wars AT-ST Walker

To assemble Lego is to travel back in time to a simpler age; an age that involved sitting on the floor to watch television...

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” Trailer Review

When Peter Parker popped up in Captain America: Civil War, we saw the best version of the character to ever grace the silver screen....

Comic Review — “Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1”

In Marvel’s newest Star Wars title, Doctor Aphra #1, fans of the Darth Vader comic have reason to rejoice—the morally dubious Aphra is heading...

Toy Review: Hasbro Legends Series Doctor Strange Action Figure

Long gone are the days of lumpy, clumsy toys. Though we are all grateful to have had the Kenner Star Wars action figures (they...

Book Review: “Star Wars Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel”

In preparation for the December 2016 theatrical release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Del Rey has provided fans with a novel that...

Book Review — “Black Widow: Red Vengeance”

Black Widow — A.K.A. Natasha Romanoff — is definitely a huge part of the Avengers. Without super powers, she stands toe-to-toe with the best...

Comic Review: “The Ultimates 2 #1”

In a world of reboots and origins, it should come as no surprise that The Ultimates 2 #1 (that is to say, issue number...

Comic Review: “Thanos #1”

A few years back, I was introduced to Thanos, the Mad Titan, in a short run series Marvel put out. It was probably done...

Comic Review: “The Avengers #1”

The Avengers are broken. The events of Civil War have left them dismantled, without funding or a sense of team. In order to proceed,...

Movie Review: Marvel’s “Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell”

Filling in the gaps between the pages of our favorite comics and big screen blockbusters, we have animated “feature length" films. Sparse on aspects...

Disney Store Exclusive: Elite Series Sergeant Jyn Erso Die Cast Figure...

With the pending release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in December, toy collectors can begin their countdown with the launch of an...

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